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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

The National Youth Council of Ireland is holding their One World Week Training 2013 for youth workers in Waterford on Thursday, October 24, 2013. This year’s theme is The World Young People Want. One World Week takes place from 16-24 November and is a week of youth-led awareness raising and social action.

This training is aimed at youth workers, youth leaders, youth organisations and anyone who is interested in learning more about working on global justice issues with young people.

This event takes place on Thursday, 24 October 2013 at the Edmund Rice Youth and Community Multiplex, Manor Street, Waterford (opposite Masons), from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. This event is free of charge but pre-registration is essential. Please contact the Waterford One World Centre on 051 873064 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. How do dollar bill changers know when someone has slipped in a bogus buck?

A. One method uses magnetic heads like in a cassette tape recorder to read the magnetic ink signals coming off the bills, says HowStuffWorks.Com. Electrical conductivity is also telltale, as are the fluorescent properties of the ink and paper, or optical properties read by a photocell or camera. A good bill changer will use several of these.

Machine con-artists counter with the half-bill ruse, or the attached-string larceny, or even unplugging the machine in midstream to confuse its read.

A faster con job nowadays is to use color copiers and printers to run off facsimiles passable to a harried checkout cashier, ignoring micro-writing, watermarks, embedded security strips, color-change ink, very closely spaced lines. In defense, a clerk may employ a "counterfeit detector

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Taking care of an older pet

John Owens graduated from the Veterinary College U.C.D. in 1997. He, along with his wife Susan, recently opened Ani-Pets veterinary clinic in Tramore, which is dedicated to the full time care of all companion animals, including exotic pets. He has a special interest in preventative medicine and nutrition.

"Dear John, how does a pet owner know if a pet is just "slowing down" due to old age, or actually has developed a health problem that needs to be seen by a vet? Is there an age when a pet is considered "old"?"

Dear M.C.,

thank you for your letter which raises an issue of interest to all pet owners, that of old age. Pet owners are taking such good care of their pets that they are living to be older

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Clairvoyant - Numerologist – Astrologer Stan Phillips

To make an appointment for a personal reading at The Athanaeum House Hotel, Christendom,

Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

The best thing about being an Aries is that you are developing the ability to overcome external issues that turn out NOT to be your problem, and then to be able focus on

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Yoga nidra can help

Today's demanding lifestyles takes a toll on most of us. People from all walks of life are working harder than ever, easily becoming over stimulated and are unable to switch off. As a result we can feel wore down, experience problems falling asleep and suppress our immunity. This leads to acidity in our bodies which, if it remains untreated, can further create an environment susceptible to chronic pain and disease.

Attempting to ‘'save ourselves'' from the effects of stress, we pour in our 5th coffee by mid-afternoon, grab a bar of chocolate in the evening and then, totally wrecked start to fall asleep at 10pm in front of the TV. Two hours later we wake up, get up to the bed but now it seems impossible to get some ‘'zzz'' time. In the morning, we wake up exhausted

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Award winning Salon

In 1978 Caroline Whelan opened the doors to Waterford's 1st beauty salon, Caroline's Beauty Clinic. Later joined by her sisters Grace and Susan, the three worked hard laying the foundations to what became an award winning salon.

In 2010 Caroline took a career break to open the Educo Gym, a personal training service. However in November 2012, due to popular demand, Caroline decided to reopen the doors to Caroline's Beauty Clinic.

Sharon Grant has returned to work alongside Caroline, having started out with her over 10 years ago! Sharon was a trusted and valuable member of Caroline's staff then and remains to be so to this day.

The salon is still located at 90 the Quay Waterford and still with that same high standard of treatment that people have come to know and

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

The South East Simon Community has announced details of its 2013 Gala Fashion Show, which will take place on Friday, October 18th at 7pm at the Tower Hotel Waterford.

The fashion show is in aid of South East Simon Community and as always promises to be a great night of fashion and glamour.

Announcing details of the fashion show, Event Organiser Joe Simpson commented, "The fashion show will commence at 8pm however we would like to ask all the stylish ladies and gents who will be attending to join us at 7pm for a pre-event drinks reception. We held our very first fashion show in 2011 and it was a fantastic evening, so we're very much looking forward to this occasion in a couple of week's time.

There will be great prizes on offer on the night and we want to encourage everyone

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Mental Health organisation Grow launches its new €2 text donation service with the president of the student union for Trinity College Dublin Tom Lenihan on World Mental Health Day.

Mental Health Organisation Grow today launched their new fundraising campaign "Is Your Mental Wellbeing worth €2" a new simple to use text service where the public can donate €2 directly to the organisation by texting the word GROW to 50300. They officially launched the service at Trinity College Dublin with Trinity student union president Tom Lenihan and its welfare officer Stephen Garry.

All proceeds from this new fundraising text service go directly to Grow and each donation helps promote mental health in the community and provides hope, support and recovery to those who are struggling.

Grow are also hosting information booths at several third level sites around the country in association with student unions

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Breda Gardner runs busy natural health clinics in both Waterford and Kilkenny. She also presents monthly positive living seminars in Kilkenny. A native of Galway, Breda worked as a nurse for many years before studying a range of complementary therapies, including homeopathy, iridology, muscle–testing and nutrition.

Remedies for recovery

One of my friends is going for a minor operation this week (for a hernia), and he asked me if there were any homeopathic remedies he could take, either in preparation for the operation or to help him recover. The last time he had a minor procedure, he asked me to recommend some remedies. At that time he was a little sceptical about the effectiveness of homeopathy, but post-op he was

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Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Last week I met Andrea Lloyd from the Dungarvan and West Waterford office of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA). She told me about the Resource centre which operates from Dungarvan on Monday and Friday providing a range of recreational and educational programmes and opportunities for supported holidays and much more. She also told me about a new outreach service intended to provide support in a more individualised way.

As we talked new possibilities were opened up for me, and it can do the same for you if you are a person living with a physical or sensory disability or have a limited mobility.

Living with a disability can greatly limit your independence. I know. For me the loss of independence was, and is, the biggest pill to swallow after

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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